OK, it’s been a while. Things have been happening, I just haven’t been posting.
All I can say is, “It’s Easter. I have a five year old.”
I think that pretty much covers it.
We started the Easter holidays with a New Thing. Scooped Cherub up from school and took him to pick Daddy up from work (not usual, but I just skated over his questions.) We had a picnic tea in the car, again skirting round questions of, “Why?” On we drove, with Cherub thinking we were heading home. I told him to try to get to sleep and then we would be able to do something exciting in the morning, so he obediently closed his eyes and nodded off.
After an hour or so, we reached our destination. Husband tried to carry him out the car still asleep but it has been some years (and many pounds!) since Cherub can be carried easily and he woke.
“Where are we?”
“Where does it look like?”
Yes, that’s where we spent the first TWO nights of the Easter holiday. And it was fantastic. We had (I believe) an upgraded room and the attention to detail was amazing. Pirate themed room, with decorations made out of lego, buckets of lego to play with, a treasure chest with a small lego gift to take home…
The layout of the room was great, too, with the kids ‘double decker’ bed the other side of the bathroom, so neither of us disturbed the other – either in the evening when us Bigs were still up, nor in the morning when Small was awake far too early. And tuned in to Lego TV!
What was new about this was not the trip to Legoland – we went for the first time last year and had a great day. Nor was it staying in a hotel – done that as a family, mainly on business trips to be honest. Nor even was it staying in the Legoland hotel, although that WAS new to us (and deemed the highlight of the trip by everyone.)
The New Thing was actually splashing out and doing it at all. I am the sort of person who likes to get value for their money, which usually equates to cheap accommodation, self-catering dinner… and spending the money on nice lunches out. To put it into context, we have a holiday planned later in the Summer for 2 1/2 weeks – and that is going to be only double what we spent on this trip. When we went to Legoland last year, we took my parents’ caravan to a site nearby.
It is SUCH an extravagance going to the hotel on site, it feels odd. It is not as though we have gone into debt to fund it, nor that we have spent our housekeeping on it, but to splash out on something that is NOT the cheapest way of doing it is definitely New.
Next time, we are going for the Knights themed room…